Tucson’s next Cyclovia is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Here are five things you need to know about the open streets event, which allows people to walk, ride roll and dance in the street without motor vehicles.
1. It’s a first
This is the first time in the event’s history that organizers have put together a fall Cyclovia. They have done two in the spring before, but this will mark the first fall Cyclovia. Organizer Kylie Walzak said she hopes this is only the beginning. Her goal is increase the number of yearly Cyclovias from two to four or five.
2. Beer Gardens
For the first time, there are beer gardens on the route that will benefit Living Street Alliance and Cyclovia Tucson. The first will be hosted by Ordinary Bikes and Oskar Blues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The second beer garden will be hosted by Tap and Bottle and New Belgium Brewery.
3. The route
The route will be linear instead of a loop meaning you are more likely to see people coming and going. The northern most point is at Blacklidge and Fontana. The route will head south along the Fontana/Fourth Avenue bike boulevard to University Boulevard and will cut over to Sixth Avenue and south to Sixth Avenue and Seventh Street — the southern most point.
Download the map here.
4. So. Many. Activities.
There are quite literally too many events to list here, but you can check them out on the Cyclovia Tucson website. Because there are so many activities happening, Walzak said they have created an activity scavenger hunt to encourage people to check out all of the activities. Participants can complete the scavenger hunt for an opportunity to win a Trek Electra cruiser from Trek Bicycles of Tucson or A Swobo Folsom from Ordinary Bikes. Here are two of the biggest events:
Cyclovia Cyclocross: The University of Arizona Cycling Club is hosting a Cyclocross race at Mansfield Park, which is along the route a block south of Grant Road.
GABA Bike Swap: The Greater Arizona Bicycling Association moved its fall Bike Swap up a few weeks to partner with Cyclovia. The swap will be in it’s normal location just off Fourth Avenue with center being at Seventh Street and Fifth Avenue.
There are 14 food vendors that will setup along the route in addition to the businesses along Fourth Avenue.
Check out a few galleries from past Cyclovias.
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* Mansfield is a public park, not an Elementary school.
@James Yes! Thanks for the catch.